AFROBEAT’S NEWBORN PRODIGY

AFROBEAT’S PRODIGY


Olawale Ashimi better known as Brymo, is an Afro beat singer with something to say. Drawing inspiration from an unending source, this Afro beat prodigy within a few years into the industry (2007- 2015) released 5 albums each comprising of hit songs like “Fe Mi,” ARA,” and  “Eko.” The Okokomaiko, Lagos born musician, who was known to have been quite…

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AFRO BEAT’S PIONEER

AFRO BEAT’S PIONEER


The Afrobeat Pioneer and Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti began his journey as a musician in 1958, London, where he was supposed to study medicine like his brothers. With the saxophone as his preferred musical instrument, Fela formed the band called “The Lobitos,” never to part from music or its instruments for the rest of his life. In 1967 while in…

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DenG


Liberian R&B Singer, Daniel Tom George professionally known as DenG first gained recognition after a collaboration with a fellow Liberian R&B singer, Emma Smith titled ‘I want to go’. DenG at that time was popularly known for singing in the ‘purest form of R&B’ but later on came to the realisation while analysing the Liberian Music Industry that in order…

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THE MAGIC IN AFRICAN MUSIC


Music is one of the most popular forms of expression. It is an art. Some people express themselves in Pictures; the painters. Some people express themselves in words; the poets and writers Some people express themselves in food; the chefs But to express yourself in sound, that is another level of wavy. Music is so versatile that a song doesn’t…

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CAPE VERDEAN JAZZ WONDER-AFRIMA Blog

CAPE VERDEAN JAZZ WONDER


Portuguese born Jazz singer and songwriter, Carmen Souza is one who has been widely recognized for her unique style in music. Born to parents who had moved to Portugal after the Carnation Revolution ended the colonial era of their native Cape Verde, Carmen Souza’s childhood was filled with the music and cultures of Cape Verde. Souza plays the piano and…

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ANGELIQUE KIDJO: AN INFLUENCE IN AFROPOP

ANGELIQUE KIDJO: AN INFLUENCE IN AFROPOP


Angelique kidjo a Beninese singer who began expressing her passion for music at the age of six by performing with her mother’s theater troupe and singing in her school band (Les sphinx), matured to become one of the major influences in Afropop. Having been influenced by the all-time greats like, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Nina Simone, and Carlos Santana, Kidjo left…

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Yemi Alade - The Energrtic Afropop Queen.

Yemi Alade – The Energetic Afropop Queen


Yemi Eberechi  Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer who made herself popular and accepted after the Peak Talent Show in 2009.In the year 2013, she was catapulted into fame after the release of her single JOHNNY  produced by Selebobo which broke records of topping music charts both local and internationally. Yemi Alade has been doing really good in the music…

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AHMED SOULTAN: AN AFROBIAN BY SOUL


Ahmed Soultan is a Moroccan singer artist, considered as the pioneer of the Afrobian movement. He started singing in 2005 when he produced his premiere album, “Tolerance.” His album was given wide media coverage, so Ahmed Soultan soon became one of the figureheads of the “Nayda,” the new Moroccan scene. He is most popular for his style of music, which…

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SAUTI SOL: THE RISE TO FAME


Initially an acapella group, Vocalists Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi formed Sauti Sol. Before the group was named Sauti, Swahili for voice they met Guitarist, Polycarp Otieno in Nairobi and immediately wrote their first song ‘Mafunzo ya Dunia’ The song was to later feature in their debut studio album ‘Mwanzo’. Later on the group added Spanish word ‘Sol’ to…

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WIZKID: A STARS' GREATNESS

WIZKID: A STARS’ GREATNESS


Ted Atlas (a boxing trainer) once said that “consistency is what defines greatness in any profession.” By this criteria Ayo Balogun a.k.a Wizkid  has proved himself to be one of the greats in the music industry, by consistently creating exceptional songs. The 27 year old Afro pop singer who like most contemporary artists, began his career as a singer in…

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Eddy Kenzo: A Beautiful masterpiece-AFRIMA Blog

EDDY KENZO: A BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE


Edrisa Musuuza, Ugandan artist popularly known as ‘Eddy Kenzo’ is an Afropop musician best known for his 2014 song ‘Sitya Loss’. His breakthrough song ‘Stamina’ was a big hit considering it was used as a theme song for Yoweri Musevenis presidential campaign. Kenzo’s ‘Sitya Loss’ became his most popular song to date, and a video of Ugandan boys dancing to…

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DON JAZZY: EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

DON JAZZY: EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS


Michael Collins Ajereh aka Don Jazzy, exceeded the expectations of all in 2011,  when he produced the song “Lift Off” for two of  United States debatable best artists: Jayz and Kanye west. Don Jazzy who began his relationship with music by  playing the bass guitar as a youth to becoming a master in the art of music production, has not always…

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COLLABORATIONS OF TIME


We all know that when truly talented African minds come together to produce good music, beautiful things are created. To shorten all of that vivid description of art *wink wink*, we call such, COLLABORATIONS, or popularly called, “collabo”. This is when two or more artists come together and produce songs. Collaborations have been existing for a long time and we…

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